Where we stand

Few regions in the world can match Seattle’s current growth and prosperity. But accompanying our good fortune are great challenges, including the widening disparities between rich and poor. Such inequities weaken the vibrancy of our community. Philanthropy can—and must—step in. Using our philanthropic expertise, deep roots in the community and network of partners, Seattle Foundation develops targeted strategies to quicken the pace of progress toward a stronger community for all.

We are an agent of change. Every day, we convene, communicate with and catalyze our philanthropic partners to advance this ideal, uniting passion and discipline to create lasting impact.

Our mission is to ignite powerful, rewarding philanthropy to make Greater Seattle a stronger, more vibrant community for all.

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Award Winning Impact

Department of Housing and Urban Development's 2016 Secretary’s Award for Public Philanthropic Partnership

This award recognizes the neighborhood partnerships initiative Communities of Opportunity – an effort launched by Seattle Foundation and King County to address inequities in health, social, racial, and economic outcomes.

International Rescue Committee Philanthropy Award 2017

Seattle Foundation was given the inaugural Philanthropy Award in honor of their efforts to spearhead fundraising for critical needs in Seattle. Through initiatives like “GiveBIG” Seattle Foundation acts as a catalyst driving donor funding and awareness for programs serving refugee and immigrant communities.

King County Municipal League Foundation James R. Ellis Regional Leadership Award 2018

The individual or organization who has contributed significant leadership to the region in the examination of regional public policy problems and solutions. This recognition was shared with King County for the Communities of Opportunity partnership.

Charity Navigator Four Star Rating

Independent nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator has awarded Seattle Foundation four out of a possible four stars. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that Charity Name adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

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$1 billion

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